2-3:30pm, Saturday May 9, 2020 Registration Opens April 13, 2020
Award-winning nonfiction author Ann Hagedorn will bring alive the writing process, sharing insights about the best methods – practical, philosophical and psychological – that writers can use to develop their ideas into published works. From her wisdom on story structure, daily writing habits, and choosing topics, she will deepen the writer’s understanding of such things as how to establish balance between discipline and creativity, how to overcome writer anxiety, how to enhance the art in nonfiction writing, and more. Born in Dayton and a resident of Oakwood until the ninth grade, Ann will include comments about the influence of Dayton and libraries on her writing life.
Ann Hagedorn is the author of five narrative nonfiction books, with a new one under contract with Simon and Schuster, to be released in 2021. A former staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, her books are widely reviewed. About her most recent book, The Los Angeles Times wrote, “The strength of The Invisible Soldiers is the impressive depth of Hagedorn's reporting: copious interviews, generous use of sources, and a compelling narrative that focuses on people caught in the crossfire.”